Mission Point Lighthouse

20500 Center Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686- Map It
(231) 223-7324

AAA Editor Notes

Mission Point Lighthouse is at 20500 Center Rd. (SR 37), on Old Mission Peninsula. The lighthouse was in operation 1870-1933 and visitors can now see what life was like during that era by exploring the structure from bottom to top (yes, you can climb the tower!). The park grounds include a beach as well as trails that can be used for biking, hiking, strolling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Picnicking is permitted.
Self-guiding tour of lighthouse's first-floor museum free. Admission to climb stairs to the top $4; $2 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Lighthouse daily 10-5, May-Oct.; Fri.-Sun. 10-5, in Nov. Park and trails open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m., year-round.